Dictionary of Christianity and Science
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Dictionary of Christianity and Science  -     Edited By: Paul Copan, Tremper Longman III, Christopher L. Reese
    By: P. Copan, T. Longman III, C.L. Reese & M.G. Strauss, eds.
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How does Christian theology relate to scientific inquiry? Offering instant access to over 450 crucial concepts, theories, individuals, and more, this collection includes contributions from over 140 leading international scholars and features multiple-view essays on controversial topics including climate change, evolution, quantum theory, and bioethics; a full cross-reference system; and recommendations for further reading. 691 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.

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Title: Dictionary of Christianity and Science
By: P. Copan, T. Longman III, C.L. Reese & M.G. Strauss, eds.
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 691
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.1 X 7.4 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds 15 ounces
ISBN: 0310496055
ISBN-13: 9780310496052
Stock No: WW496052

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The definitive reference work on science and Christian belief

How does Christian theology relate to scientific inquiry? What are the competing philosophies of science, and do they "work" with a Christian faith based on the Bible? No reference work has covered this terrain sufficiently--until now.

Featuring entries from over 140 international contributors, the Dictionary of Christianity and Science is a deeply-researched, peer-reviewed, fair-minded work that illuminates the intersection of science and Christian belief. In one volume, you get reliable summaries and critical analyses of over 450 relevant concepts, theories, terms, movements, individuals, and debates. You will find answers to your toughest questions about faith and science, from the existence of Adam and Eve to the age of the earth, evolution and string theory.


  • Over 450 entries that will help you think through some of today's most challenging scientific topics, including climate change, evolution, bioethics, and much more
  • Essays from over 140 leading international scholars, including Francis Beckwith, Michael Behe, Darrell Bock, William Lane Craig, Hugh Ross, Craig Keener, Davis Young, John Walton, and many more
  • Multiple-view essays on controversial topics allow you to understand and compare differing Christian viewpoints
  • Learn about flesh-and-blood figures who have shaped the interaction of science and religion: Augustine, Aquinas, Bacon, Darwin, and Stephen Hawking are just the beginning
  • Fully cross-referenced, entries include references and recommendations for further reading

Advance Praise:

"Every Christian studying science will want a copy within arm’s reach." --Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary

"This is an invaluable resource that belongs in every Christian's library. I will be keeping my copy close by when I’m writing." --Lee Strobel, Elizabeth and John Gibson chair of apologetics, Houston Baptist University

"Sparkles with passion, controversy, and diverse perspectives."--Karl Giberson, professor of science and religion, Stonehill College

"An impressive resource that presents a broad range of topics from a broad tent of evangelical scholars."--Michael R. Licona, Houston Baptist University

"I am certain that this dictionary will serve the church for many years in leading many to demonstrate that modern science can glorify our Creator and honor his creation." --Denis O. Lamoureux, University of Alberta

"'Dictionary' is too humble a label for what this is! I anticipate that this will offer valuable guidance for Christian faithfulness." --C. John Collins, Covenant Theological Seminary

Get answers to the difficult questions surround faith and science!

Adam and Eve | the Age of the Earth | Climate Change | Evolution | Fossil Record | Genesis Flood | Miracles | Cosmology | Big Bang theory | Bioethics | Darwinism Death | Extraterrestrial Life | Multiverse | String theory | and much, much more

Author Bio

Paul Copan (PhD, Marquette University) is the Pledger Family Chair of Philosophy and Ethics at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida. In addition to authoring many journal articles, he has written or edited over thirty books in philosophy, theology, and apologetics, including Creation Out of Nothing: A Biblical, Philosophical, and Scientific Exploration, and has served as President of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He and his wife, Jacqueline, have six children and live in West Palm Beach.

Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is a distinguished scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He is on the advisory council of the BioLogos Foundation, and is the Old Testament editor for the revised Expositor's Bible Commentary and general editor for the Story of God Bible Commentary Old Testament, and has authored many articles and books on the Psalms and other Old Testament books.

Christopher Reese is a freelance writer and the managing editor of The Worldview Bulletin. He cofounded the Christian Apologetics Alliance and is a general editor of The Dictionary of Christianity and Science (Zondervan, 2017).

Michael G. Strauss(PhD, University of California, Los Angeles) is a David Ross Boyd Professor of Physics at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, where he lives with his wife, Julie. He conducts research in experimental particle physics using data from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. He has previously done research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and he and his collaborators have published around 1,000 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Strauss speaks at churches, schools, and universities around the world about the intersection of science and Christianity.

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